Report into National Integrity Commission

Labor welcomes today’s report by the Select Committee into a National Integrity Commission.

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Labor secures important concessions on safeguards bill

Labor remains steadfastly opposed to the government’s wasteful, hurtful $122 million postal survey on marriage equality – which we’ve already seen has inflicted hurt and suffering on vulnerable LGBTI Australians and their families.

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Porter must introduce redress legislation for survivors of child sexual abuse

The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter must urgently introduce legislation to establish a nationally consistent redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse.

 

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Now it's time to vote Yes

Today the High Court chose to uphold the Turnbull Government’s $122 million postal survey as constitutionally valid.

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Government needs to prevent Japan's illegal whaling activities

The announcement by Sea Shepherd today that it will no longer be conducting its protests in the Southern Ocean will put a renewed focus on what action the Australian Government is taking to prevent Japan from ignoring the agreed moratorium.

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The government is attacking Australian writers, musicians, artists, stories and jobs

The government’s response to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Intellectual Property Arrangements is an attack on the publishing industry and Australian stories. The response has failed to deliver certainty that the future of the industry will be supported.

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Labor welcomes Royal Commission report

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse today released 85 new recommendations to improve the nation’s criminal justice systems.

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No legal protections for postal survey

Revelations that the government’s ridiculous $122 million postal survey on marriage equality will have no legal protections against voter fraud, bribery or deceptive campaign material have completely undermined its integrity before ballots are even sent out.

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Turnbull fails again on marriage equality

The outcome of this evening’s coalition party room meeting is a severe disappointment to LGBTI Australians, their families, and those who love them.

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Turnbull must act on alarming rates of Indigenous people with disabilities in justice system

Today’s ABC Radio Perth news reports that 95% of Indigenous Australians appearing in court have a mental or physical disability have reignited the discussion on the need for national justice targets under the Closing the Gap framework.

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